Captured and tortured by the English during Longshanks' war against the Scots, Ronan MacGrigor finds the strength to escape only to suffer the fear and rejection of his own clan. Forced to stalk the shadows at night, Ronan becomes a prisoner of illness, fear, and memories. Fearing for his life, his brother summons a healer whose reputation borders on that of a miracle worker, but she comes from the land of the Sassenach, the very people who tried to destroy Ronan. A foundling, Lia knows little about wars or politics; she knows only how to treat the wounds they create, and her dedication to healing knows no borders. But the Demon Laird cannot abide a Sassenach within his home, and when a mysterious plague strikes the villagers, he looks to the woman of an enemy nation to be its cause. Even in the face of Ronan's hatred of her and the superstitious fear of the clan, Lia knows she must stand for the truth. Despite their fear of him, Ronan's only goal is to protect his clan from the vicious war raging around them, but when the enemy is at his gates, the Demon Laird must answer. Lia wages her own war, that of healing the soul of a tormented laird - where all others have fled in terror, she refuses to run. The villagers whisper of a curse - the Demon Laird made a deal with the devil - now the devil demands his due. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian J. Gill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035803/bk_acx0_035803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the story of Elizabeth I's inner circle and the crucial human relationships which lay at the heart of her personal and political life. Using a wide range of original sources - including private letters, portraits, verse, drama, and state papers - Susan Doran provides a vivid and often dramatic account of political life in Elizabethan England and the queen at its center. Doran offers a deeper insight into Elizabeth's emotional and political conduct, and challenges many of the popular myths that have grown up around her. It is a story replete with fascinating questions. What was the true nature of Elizabeth's relationship with her father, Henry VIII - especially after his execution of her mother? How close was she to her half-brother Edward VI - and were relations with her half-sister Mary really as poisonous as is popularly assumed? And what of her relationship with her Stewart cousins, most famously with Mary Queen of Scots, executed on Elizabeth's orders in 1587, but also with Mary's son James VI of Scotland, later to succeed Elizabeth as her chosen successor? Elizabeth's relations with her family were crucial, but just as crucial were her relations with her courtiers and her councilors. Here again, the story raises a host of fascinating questions. Was the queen really sexually jealous of her maids of honor? Did physically attractive male favorites dominate her court? What does her long and intimate relationship with the Earl of Leicester reveal about her character, personality, and attitude to marriage? What can the fall of Essex tell us about Elizabeth's political management in the final years of her reign? And what was the true nature of her personal and political relationship with influential and long-serving councilors such as the Cecils and Sir Francis Walsingham? And how did courtiers and councilors deal with their demanding royal mistress? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joanna Daniel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023510/bk_adbl_023510_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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AFTER ME|THE DOON|THE DOWERLESS MAIDEN|THE DOWIE DENS OF YARROW|DOWN BY THE SALLEY GARDENS|DOWN WENT MCGINTY|DROWSY MAGGIE|A DRUID OF THE ISLES|THE DUBLIN STAGE|DUFFY'S BLUNDERS|DUMBARTON'S DRUMS|A DUNVEGAN DIRGE|EAMANN AN CHNOIC|THE EARL OF MORAY|THE EASTER REBELLION|EILEEN AROON|EILEEN OGE|ERIN OH ERIN|AN ERISKAY LOVE LILT|AN ERISKAY LULLABY|ETHNE'S CROON TO HER CHILD COLUMBA|THE FAIR HILLS OF EIRE O|FAIR HARVARD|A FAIRY PLAINT|A FAIRY'S LOVE SONG|FAREWELL NANCY|FAREWELL TO THE MAIGUE|THE FATE CROON|FATHER MURPHY|FELIX THE SOLDIER|THE FENIAN MAN O' WAR|THE FENIANS OF CAHIRCIVEEN|FILIMIOORIOORIAY|FINNEGAN'S WAKE|THE FIRST SWALLOW|FLORA MACDONALD'S LOVE SONG|FLOW GENTLY SWEET AFTON|THE FLOWER OF SWEET STRABANE|THE FLYING CLOUD|FOGGY DEW|FOLLOW ME UP TO CARLOW|FOR I HAD A SPRIT ABOVE MY DEGREE|THE FOUR MARYS|FROM THE COLD SOD THAT'S O'ER YOU|FROM ERIN'S SHORES|THE GALBALLY FARMER|GALWAY CITY|THE GALWAY PIPER|THE GALWAY RACES|THE GALWAY SHAWL|THE GAOL OF CLONMEL|THE GARDEN WHERE THE 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PORTUGUESE SAILOR|THE PRATIES THEY GROW SMALL|THE PRETTY GIRL MILKING HER COW|PULLING THE SEA DULSE|PULSE OF MY HEART|PUTTING OUT TO SEA|PUTTING THE TAUNT|THE QUEEN OF CONNEMARA|RAGLAN ROAD|RAKE AND RAMBLING BOY|REAL OLD MOUNTAIN DEW|REYNARD THE FOX|A RICH IRISH LADY|The rising of the moon|THE ROAD TO THE ISLES|THE ROCK OF BAWN|RODDY MCCORLEY|RORY O'MOORE|THE ROSE OF ALLENDALE|THE ROSE OF TRALEE|ROSIN THE BEAU|THE SAILOR'S HORNPIPE|SCOTS WHA HAE WI WALLACE BLED|SEA BIRD TO HER CHICKS|SEA MOODS|THE SEA QUEST|SEA SORROW|SEA SOUNDS|THE SEAGULL OF THE LAND UNDER WAVES|THE SEAL WOMAN'S CROON|THE SENTRY BOX|THE SEVEN IRISHMEN|THE SHAN VAN VOCHT|SHE MOVED THROUGH THE FAIR|THE SHIP AT SEA|THE SHORES OF AMERIKAY|SHULE AGRA|SILKIE|SINCE I'VE BEEN IN THE ARMY|SINCE JAMES PUT ON HIGHT COLLARS|Since Maggie Went Away|SKIBBEREEN|THE SKUA GULLS|SKYE FISHER'S SONG|THE SKYE STEERSMAN'S SONG|SKYE WATER KELPIE'S LULLABY|SLEEPS THE NOON IN THE DEEP BLUE SKY|SLIEVE GALLION BRAES|SLIEVENAMON|THE SNOWY BREASTED PEARL|THE SOFT DEAL BOARD|THE SON OF A GAMBOLIER|THE SONG OF NIAMH OF THE GOLDEN TRESSES|THE SONG OF THE WOODS|THE SONS OF LIBERTY|A SOOTHING CROON FROM EIGG|THE SPANISH LADY|SPINNING SONG|SPINNINGWHEEL SONG|SPREADING THE SEA WRACK|THE STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN|SWEET ROSIE O'GRADY|TAM PIERCE|THE TANYARD SIDE|THAT TUMBLE DOWN SHACK IN ATHLONE|THAT'S AN IRISH LULLABY (TOO RA LOO RA LOO RAL)|THEY KNOW NOT MY HEART|THROW HIM DOWN MCCLOSKEY|'TIS THE LAST ROSE OF SUMMER|TIPPERARY RECRUITING SONG|TOURELAY TOURELAY|THE T'READ ON THE TAIL O' ME COAT|THE TROOPER AND THE MAID|THE 23rd OF JUNE|UIST CATTLE CROON|ULLAPOOL SAILOR'S SONG|VAN DIEMEN'S LAND|WAE'S ME FOR PRINCE CHARLIE|A WANDERING SHADE|THE WEARING OF THE GREEN|WEAVING LILT|WEELA WALLIA|THE WEST'S AWAKE|WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU MARRIED A SOLDIER|WHEN HE WHO ADORES THEE|WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING|WHEN WE WERE BOY AND GIRL|Where the river Shannon flows|WHISKEY YOU'RE THE DEVIL|WHO THREW THE OVERALLS IN MISTRESS MURPHY'S CHOWDER|WHY 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British nationality law is the law of the United Kingdom concerning citizenship and other categories of British nationality. The law is complex owing to the United Kingdom's former status as an imperial power. English law and Scots law have always distinguished between the Monarch's subjects and aliens. Until 1914 British nationality law was uncodified. The British Nationality and Status of Aliens Act 1914 codified existing common law and statute, with a few minor changes.With the development of the modern Commonwealth of Nations in the 20th century, the single Imperial status of British subject was increasingly inadequate to deal with the realities of a Commonwealth with independent member states. In 1948, the Commonwealth Heads of Government agreed that each member would adopt a national citizenship, but that the existing status of British subject would continue to be a common status held by all Commonwealth citizens.
Comparisons of the linguistic situation established by English and Scots in Lowland Scotland with other situations constituted by pairs of closely cognate languages has become a popular approach in the field of Scots studies. Closely cognate East Slavic languages, Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian, can provide abundant material for observation in this respect. Four chapters of this book focus on the major historical and sociolinguistic parallels between Scots on the one hand and Ukrainian and Belarusian on the other, and compare the key stages and trends in their social history from the Middle Ages to the present day. Two other chapters deal with the Russian toponyms derived from Scottish personal names in the territory of the former Russian Empire. Such place-names constitute a noteworthy part of the Scottish legacy in Russia. The final chapter considers a striking example of parallel lexical development in Shetland Norn and Old Russian which may shed more light on the universally recognized etymologies.
Peter Wynford Innes Rees, Baron Rees PC, QC (9 December 1926 - 30 November 2008) was a British politician. He was Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Dover and Deal from 1974 to 1983 and MP for Dover from 1970 to 1974 and 1983 to 1987. He was Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 1983 until 1985.Rees was educated at Stowe and Christ Church, Oxford, where he took a degree in history. After National Service with the Scots Guards from 1945 to 1948, he was called to the bar in 1953 at the Inner Temple, and became a QC in 1969.
Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2,3 (B), Heriot-Watt-University Edinburgh (Department of Applied Languages & Interpreting), course: British Culture & Society, 3 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The following pages form the first part of my essay on Edinburgh in Film. In the first two chapters, two major film institutions which played an important role in the history of film in Edinburgh shall be introduced. Their importance for the development of film will be pointed out clearly. The third chapter will then deal with the question of how Scotland was portrayed and the reasons for that. To answer this question, the main influences on the depiction of Scotland will be described. The third chapter will subsequently end by describing how the Scots themselves wanted to depict their country and culture. In presenting famous films and musicals in the final chapter, dualities of Edinburgh and Scotland and their stimulus for productions in and around Scotland shall be depicted.
Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,0, University of Potsdam (Institut für Anglistik/ Amerikanistik), course: Scots and the other languages of Scotland, language: English, abstract: When people think of Scotland the images they have in mind are usually very restricted. Most of us combine the country with the myth of Nessie, the Clans and their tartan culture, the good whisky, the Highlands and the famous Highland Games. All these existing images of Scotland make up a large part of the country's culture but Scotland is more than that. Only the minority of us might think of Scotland as a country with a long and problematic history and just some are regarding the fact that it has still not gained its entire independence. It is a country full of contrasts and difficulties which you cannot only become aware of when you consider the geographical situation but also the social, political and cultural circumstances. A today's problem resulting from Scotland's long history is the question of Scottish identity, and accompanied by that the language problem. Language is an element of culture and people express through their language and speaking behaviour identities and attitudes. In Scotland the situation is quite difficult. As part of the United Kingdom the official language spoken in Scotland is Standard English but depending on the area you are visiting, you can also find speakers of other varieties such as Scots or Gaelic or even dialects. However, these varieties are said to be non- standardised languages and therefore are not officially used in Scotland. That leads to the problem that speakers of these varieties have the feeling not to be part of the speaker community and consequently they cannot identify themselves with these. The issue that now has to be surveyed, is the question what types of languages are existing in Scotland and how do these language varieties influence the identities and attitudes of Scots. For that reason I have planned to concentrate on one of Scotland's languages and would like to write my paper about the Scots and their tongue. In the first part I will deal with the Scots, their nation and their development. The main focus in my work will be the re-flection on Modern Scots, the problematic of the Scots' status and its varieties. I am going to discuss if it is a distinct language, an accent or a dialect and will also look at the different varieties of Scots inside and outside of Scotland to give an overview of existing forms.
A leading conservationist in the United States, Madison Grant's preoccupation with biodiversity was not limited to wildlife, but also extended to humans, particularly where that biodiversity intersected with the wider sweep of history, its meaning and interpretation, and government policy. Grant provides here an ethnic history of the European settlement of North America, spanning from the ancient nations of Europe to the United States of his day. His thesis was that the United States was settled mostly by Northwestern Europeans, particularly English and Ulster Scots. To his mind, this relative homogeneity, plus the generally high quality of these enterprising settlers, conferred upon the new nation its prosperity, cohesion, stability, and defining cultural characteristics. Grant was concerned that then recent waves of immigration from poorer parts of Europe would lead to social instability, division, economic decline, and a growing underclass. He also thought that the failure to deal with problems left by slavery stored trouble for the future. Grant's represents today an unfashionable opinion, and his framework of analysis-not to mention his Nordicist bias-makes him seem somewhat outdated. Yet, he remains historically important: in his day, Grant enjoyed support with much of the old WASP establishment, including academics, politicians, and scientists who were leaders in their field. What is more, nearly half a century since the restrictive immigration legislation for which he campaigned was reversed, the old arguments have not gone away: as in Europe, they are being updated and revisited in the United States, which is now more socially unstable, more divided, less prosperous, and with a much greater underclass than before. This, despite strenuous efforts by Grant's opponents over the past century. Worse still, the founding stock of the United States is now in steep decline, just as Grant predicted it would without targeted policies; this, and the implications of that decline, makes him even more relevant today than he was in his lifetime. Following the Anti-Defamation League's efforts to suppress the book in 1933, there was no professional edition in print for eighty years. This edition has been meticulously annotated, making it a resource for casual readers and scholars alike. It also comes with all the original maps, an expanded index, and a new foreword placing the book and its author in a modern perspective. It is, above all, a beautiful, high-quality, collectible modern edition.